May 19th 2019
Sikh Community of Connecticut along with City and State officials will be unveiling “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” which has been placed in Otis Library located at 261 Main St ,Norwich CT 06360 on June 1st 2019.
State and City officials will also declare June 1st as “Sikh Memorial Day” to Recognize Sikh Martyrs who gave their lives to protect Sikh places of worship and people who were killed during June 1984 Sikh Massacre and November 1984 Sikh Genocide.
35 years ago on June 1st Indian Army Attacked Sikhs Holiest Place of Worship “Harminder Sahib” also known as Golden Temple located in Amritsar,Punjab and killed more than 10,000 worshippers.
Event timings are from 12:00Pm – 2:00Pm and many state and city officials are scheduled to come.
Swaranjit Singh Khalsa President of Sikh Sewak Society International USA said “Our Motive is to bring in light the right narrative which has been suppressed for many many years and also to educate fellow Americans on what happened to Sikh in 1984 and why sikhs decided to choose America as their home”.
Khalsa said “I think It is great step to make 1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial as it will make community feel safer living here and makes a statement that Connecticut understand pain of Sikh Nation and stand in solidarity with Sikh Community ”.
We invite everyone to come and join us in this event and utilize this educational opportunity.